Listmania: Metal Noise Top #5 Underground Metal Bands to Watch in 2022!

We’ve had Singles, EPs and Albums over the last 3 days so now it’s time to turn our attention to the future and 2022. Here’s our run down of 5 Underground Metal acts of all shapes and sizes that we think you should keep your eyes on for all the right reasons – and as there is absolutely no cross over with the other mentions, this is a truly unique offering.

South Coast Nu-Deathcore crew Majin have been dropping wave after wave of singles following their Cyberpunk inspired debut EP “Warpath” and finally broke out of lockdown to make not only their live debut but cram in as many shows as possible at the tail end of 2021, sharing stages with Dreameater, Our Hollow Our Home and The Lunar Process.

Claiming influences as diverse as Converge, Cradle of Filth and Deafheaven as having the most impact on them, Mancunian Blackened Hardcore outfit Kvilla made a real impression with their abrasive debut EP “The Ward“ and having now recruited Josh Stead as a second  guitarist, seeking to give themselves a broader and thicker sound, we’re looking forward to what apocalyptic future they might bring in 2022.

Could you make a bigger geographical leap than from Manchester to Indonesia? That’s from  where Metallic Hardcore six piece Huminoid hail and with their crushing cuts in the vein of Harms Way leading the charge to the most pit while also educating on social and political issues you can’t go wrong here.

Beyond Extinction are a band who could have appeared on several of our awards season lists had it not been for the *ahem* rules. January saw them release a bone crushing EP “The Fatal Flaws Of Humankind” surpassing 28k of Spotify Streams and then they went back into the studio with Matt Williams at Soundlab studio (Collected, Hunting For Wolves) for more.

Their 2019 Technical Groove Metal debut full length “Compelled To Suffer” is a powerhouse record but the departure of vocalist Tom Gardner to form Pulse left a void. So while they weren’t actually even away, the return of Harbinger with new vocalist Dilan Alves and December single “Hate File” puts them firmly back on the left hand path to destruction…

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